Des Moines County

Portrait and Biographical Album of Des Moines County, Iowa
Chicago: Acme Publishing, 1888.

Biographies transcribed and submitted by Steve Johnson.   

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Des Moines County biographies start on page 165.
Des Moines County historical section on pages 685-774.
Governors of Iowa biographies on pages 111-156.
Presidents of U.S. biographies on pages 19-104.

A

Abercrombie, Col. John C., p. 256-257
Adams, Hon. Abraham G., p. 177-179, portrait on page 176
Adams, John 23
Adams, John Quincy 39
Allen, Hon. Robert, p. 550-552
Allen, Robert, p. 292, 295
Alspach, W. H., p. 241-242
Alter, Jacob, p. 541-542
Anderson, James A., p. 578-579
Anderson, Nils., p. 564
Antrobus, Augustine. M., p. 598-599
Archer, Edward Gillam, p. 316-317
Arthur, Chester A. 99
Augutta, William, p. 498-499

 

B

Bailey, Jeremiah R., p. 511-512
Baird, Henry Martin, D. S., p. 454, 457
Baird, Rev. William French, p. 773-774
Baird, W. H., p. 469
Bandy, Elijah W., p. 389-390 
Barhydt, Theodore W., p. 484, 487, portrait on page 485
Barker, Cyrus, p. 423
Barnett, Milton, p. 412-413
Bartlett, Wilbur Asbury, p. 413
Batchelor, George H. C., p. 487-488
Beardsley, Dr. Charles, p. 211-212
Benham, George W., p. 501-502
Benne, Henry, p. 511
Bennett, George M., p. 478-479
Bennett, Hiram C., p. 390
Bennett, Jedediah, p. 262
Bernard, Cornelius, p. 464, 467-468, portrait on p. 465
Bernard, John, p. 265
Bernard Bros. & Mercer, p. 593
Berry, William C., p. 266-267
Berry, W. S., p. 559-560
Biklen, Gottlob H., p. 286
Bird, Capt. John, p. 327
Blair, Morris William, p. 224-225 
Blake, William E., p. 382, 385, portrait on p. 383
Blakeway, John C., p. 240-241
Blanke, Samuel D., p. 390-391
Blaul, Charles 201
Blaul, John, p. 200-202
Blaul, John, Jr.  201
Blaul, Louis H.  201
Blaul, Theodore  201
Bloomer, Henry, p. 376-377
Bloomer, W. B., p. 362 
Blythe, Joseph W., p. 443-444
Bodemann, C. W.  360
Bolick, David, p. 431-432
Bone, John, p. 447
Bonn, Christ, p. 443
Bosch, George, p. 579-580
Bowman, Henry C., p. 587-588
Bridges, John D., p. 562-563
Briggs, Ansel  111
Brooks, F. W.  613
Brooks, James W., p. 568
Brown, David, p. 502-503
Brown, H. A., p. 572-573
Brown, James, p. 570-571
Brown, Nathaniel, p. 482
Brown, William C., p. 567-568
Brown, William E., p. 549-550
Brown, W. O., p. 433
Bruce, Hon. James, p. 225-227
Bryan, Sylvester T., p. 469-470
Brydolf, Col. Fabian, p. 270-271
Buchanan, James 75
Bulger, Hugh, p. 279-280
Burk, Lemmon, p. 402, 405, portrait on page 403, portrait of Rachel Burk also on p. 403
Burke, Capt. Edward, p. 340-341
Burke, W. E., p. 278-279
Burkholder, John, p. 380-382
Burrus, Charles, p. 386 
Burrus, E. S., p. 420-421
Burrus, O. M., p. 311
Burt, Edgar M., p. 396-397
Burt, Nathan J., p. 377
Buttles, John A., p. 679

C

Cadwallader, John W., p. 670-671
Caldwell, A. P., p. 392, 395
Calkins, Millard B., p. 328-329
Cameron, Charles A., p. 317-318
Cameron, Henry D., p. 350
Cameron, John D., p. 287-288
Campbell, Bryce, p. 305-306
Campbell, William, p. 350-351
Canterbury, Carlisle, p. 228-229
Capen, Orlando E., p. 322
Carden, John, p. 229-230
Carden, William, p. 213-214
Carpenter, Cyrus Clay 139
Cartwright, Horatio W., p. 514, 517
Cartwright, William H., p. 187-190
Catlett, Thomas G., p. 652
Chittenden, Henry W., p. 421-422
Christy, Isaac M., p. 655-656
Clarke, Alfred, p. 487 
Clarke, Benjamin Wallingford, p. 423-424
Clarke, William G., p. 422

Cleghorn, Alfred B., p. 483-484
Cleveland, S. Grover 103
Colby, Abraham., p. 674-675

Collins, A. B., p. 568-569

Conklin, J. S., p. 503
Corey, Andrew., p. 579

Corse, John L., p. 667-668
Cowles, Lamonte, p. 489 
Cowles, Rev. William F., p. 560-561

Cox, James, p. 395-396, portrait on page 394, portrait of Mrs. Cox on page 394 also
Cox, Philip, p. 672-673
Crapo, Philip M., p. 424, 427-428, portrait on page 425
Crawford, George W., p. 249-250
Crawford, Humphrey, p. 630 

Crawford, John F., p. 621-622

Crawford, William, p. 622

Crawford, William D., p. 267-269

Crowder, John Jacob, p. 223-224

Culbertson, William Benton, p. 666-667

D

Daries, Friedrich, Rev., p. 246-247
Darling, John, p. 497-498, portrait on p. 496
Davis, Alexander, p. 298-299
Davis, Charles A., p. 260-261
Davis, James, p. 241
Davis, Thomas, p. 310  

Davis, William H., p. 217
Dee, Warren, p. 230-231
Deets, William, p. 327-328  
Delashmutt, Mathias J., p. 250-251
Delashmutt, Thornton L., p. 577-578, portrait on p. 576
Derby, A. N., p. 330-331
Derby, Mark F., p. 217
Derby, Newton R., p. 278
Dodge, Augustus C., p. 617-619, portrait on p. 619
Dodge, Augustus Villars, p. 366
Dodge, Charles Jones, p. 217-218, portrait on p. 216
Dodge, Hon. William Wallace, p. 275-276, portrait on p. 274
Dorman, Dwight, p. 676
Dorn, Paul, p. 503-504
Duncan, George A., p. 665

E

Eads, H. K., p. 222-223
Eads, S. J., p. 312
Ebner, Ferdinand, p. 276-277
Ege, William M., p. 593-594
Eklund, A. P., p. 307-308
Eland, Hope, p. 329-330
Ellery, J. L., p. 291-292
Elliott, Richard 470
England, J. L., p. 292
Evans, Evan, p. 492-493
Evans, Evan F.
, p. 265
Evans, Joseph H., p. 179-180
Ewinger, Henry, p. 382

F

Fear, Alfred S., p. 558
Fear, Henry W., p. 499
Fillmore, Millard 67
Finck, George 519
Fleener, William T. (William P. Fleener in the text), p. 430-431
Fleming, John J., p. 681-682
Fleming, Michael, p. 675-676
Flodin, Rev. J. M., p. 400-401
Foote, John Graham, p. 544, 547, portrait on p. 545
Foote, Mark Sylvester, p. 510-511
Fordney, William, p. 385-386
Forney, James M., p. 454
Foster, Chilon, p. 321-322
Foster, Robert, p. 366-367
Foster, Robert B., p. 319-320
Franken, William, p. 367
Frazer, George, p. 645-646
French, Capt. Thomas, p. 347-348
Fullerton, Nixon, p. 392

G

Garfield, James A. 95
Garman, Charles M., p. 601-602
Garman, Dr. Daniel K., p. 663
Garrett, Henry C., p. 390
Garrett, William, p. 165-166. Portrait on page 164
Gear, John H.  147
Geldard, William, p. 408
Gerry, John Thompson, p. 453-454  

Geyer, Christian, p. 282, 285, portrait on p. 283 

Gibson, W. S., p. 634 

Gilbert, Washington D., p. 667
Glasgow, Gen. Samuel L., p. 603
Gnahn, John, p. 386-387
Goldthwaite, Warren P., p. 634-635
Graham, John Q., p. 549
Grant, Ulysses S.  87
Green, Cyrus, p. 242, 245, picture of Mr. Green's place on p. 243
Green, Oliver S., p. 459-460
Gregg, Azariah, p. 457-458, portrait on p. 456
Gregg, John M., p. 639-640, portrait on p. 638
Gregg, William, p. 369-371
Grimes, J. W.  119
Grimes, Robert, p. 359-360
Guelich, Paul, p. 372
Guelich, Theodore, p. 348-350
Guest, Maj. James A., p. 351-352
Gurney, Joseph E., p.  612
Gurney, Joseph E., p. 463

H

Hacker, Albert, p. 387
Haight, Henry H., p. 580-581
Haight, Mortimer Gilbert, p. 599-601

Hale, Barnard, p. 411-412

Hammack, Nottley S., p 261
Hanaphy, P. W., p. 473  
Hanks, A. J., p. 180-181
Hannum, James, p. 539-540

Hannum, Joseph, p. 583-584

Harper, H. C., p. 583

Harper, William, p. 590-592
Harrison, William Henry 51
Harvington, J. D., p. 489
Hayes, Rutherford B. 91
Hedge, Thomas, p. 582-583

Hedge, Thomas, Sr., p. 540-541

Heider, John J. 288
Heizer, Joshua, p. 269-270 
Heizer, Joseph S., p. 290
Held, John N., p. 290-291
Hemmings, John, p. 461-462
Hempstead, Stephen 115
Henry, Dr. John Flournoy, p. 450-451  

Hensley, J. T., p. 468-469
Herrill, Isaac, p. 227-228

Herzog, Henry Paul, p. 642
Higley, Ezra Cogswell, p. 337-338

Higley, Henry H., p. 371-372  

Hilleary, James, p. 619-620

Hixson, John, p. 644-645
Hobbs, William S., p. 610-611

Hoerr, George, p. 561

Hoerr, Oscar C., p. 672
Hoerr, Philip, p. 650-651
Hohl, Gottlob Jacob, p. 612-613

Holiday, Joshua Wright, M. D., p. 636, 639 

Holstein, Stephen, p. 603-604
Horner, Maj. William, p. 231-232
Howard, Richard, p. 204-205
Hudson, Hon. Silas A., p. 659-662., portrait on p. 657
Hukill, Charles W., p. 643-644
Hunt, J. J., M.D., p. 584
Husted, Ephraim, p. 643
Husted, William, p. 440
Huston, Nathan, p. 429-430
Hutchcroft, Job A. G., p. 468
Hutchcroft, Thomas Smith, p. 407-408  
Hutchinson, Augustus C., p. 432-433

 

I

Ibbotson, George, p. 433-434
Ihrer, William, p. 622-623
Iles, Henry, p. 635-636
Ingersoll, A. M., p. 633-634

J

Jackson, Andrew 43
Jackson, Edward J., p. 451-452

Jackson, George, p. 414, 417
Jaggar, Franklin B., p. 564, 567, portrait on p. 565 
Jefferson, Thomas 27
Jesperson, J., p. 451
Johnson, Andrew 83
Johnson, Frederick, pages 255-256, portrait on page 254
Johnson, George James, p. 336-337  
Johnson, Harry, p. 651-652
Johnson, William F., p. 190-191
Johnston, Edwin S., p. 355
Jones, Frank G., p. 557
Jones, G. Nelson, p. 558
Jones, John R., p. 517, portrait on page 516, portrait of Mrs. J. R. Jones on p. 516 also
Jones, Samuel H., p. 258-260
Jones, Wesley, p. 247-248

K

Kaster, William B., p. 439-440
Kelley, George W., p. 676-677
Kelley, John L., p. 214, 217
Kelley, Philor R., p. 422
Kinnear, Capt. W. W., p. 449
Kirkwood, S. J. 127
Kline, Jacob, p. 645
Koch, Ludwig, p. 440-441
Kriechbaum, George, p. 479
Kriechbaum, George Philip, p. 441
Kuhlemeier, August H., p. 428-429

 

L

Larrabee, William 155
Lawlor, Frank, p. 424
Lee, John T., p. 434
Lee, Robert W., p. 449-450
Lee, William H., p. 405 
Leffler, Jacob, p. 181-182
Leicht, Frederick, p. 365-366
Leicht, Henry H., p. 630
Lemberger, Henry, p. 621
Lemberger, John G., p. 656
Leonard, David, p. 295-296, portrait on p. 294
Leonard, Rev. Isaac 520
Leopold, Carl A., p. 202
Lincoln, Abraham 79
Lindley, Alvah, p. 168-169
Little, George B., p. 534, 537
Little, John J., p. 166-167
Lohmann, Carl, p. 167
Loper, Uriah, p. 462-463
Loper, William H., p. 285-286

Lowe, Ralph P. 123
Lowery, Dr. Horace A., p. 207-208
Lowery, F. B., p. 218-220
Lutz, Conrad, p. 572
Lynn, Robert, p. 488-489
Lyon, William, p. 194-195

M

Madison, James 31
Marble, Clark, p. 533-534
Marshall, Dr. D. McMillan, p. 584, 587, portrait on p. 585
Martelle, J. B., p. 547-548
Matson, Daniel, p.  417-419, photo p. 416
Mauro, William H., Sr., p. 651
McArthur, Martin Clark, p. 677-679
McCash, William D., p. 335-336, portrait on p. 334
McClintock, John Calvin, p. 671-672
McClure, Isaac N., p. 663-665
McConnell, James, p. 523-524, 527
McDill, David, M.D., p. 662-663
McDill, David, p. 654-655
McGohan, J. N. 669
McKinney, Samuel J., p. 320-321 
McKitterick, Edward, p. 377-378
McMaken, Hon. Joseph J., p. 338-340
McPartland, Barney, p. 679-680
McPartland, John H., p. 641-642
Mercer, John M., p. 592-593
Merrill, James Warren, p. 538-539
Merrill, Samuel 135
Messenger, Charles W., p. 518
Messenger, Hiram, p. 518-519.
Metz, Adam, p. 543-544
Millard, Frank, p. 460-461
Miller, Champ Conner, p. 460
Miller, John G., p. 509-510
Miller, John L., p. 528-529 
Miller, Levi M., p. 508-509
Miller, Miles M., p. 322, 325-326
Millspaugh, A. E., p. 419-420
Moard, John, p. 452-453
Moffet, Levi, p. 512-514
Monroe, James 35
Moore, Francis, p. 655
Moore, John, p. 504
Moore, John W., p. 471-472
Moore, Thomas C., p. 331
Moore, William R., p. 470-471
Morgan, Henderson P., p. 346-347
Morgan, Henry M., p. 332, 335  
Moyers, Samuel N., p. 352, 355  
Murphy, John W., p. 620-621
Myers, Christopher, p. 422-423
Myers, John F., p. 421

Myers, Rev. Thomas J., p. 369

Myers, William J. D., p. 442

N

Nassau, William W., p. 544
Nealley, Greenleaf C., p. 367-369

Nealley, Joseph B., p. 297-298
Nees, Peter, 261-262
Newbold, Joshua G. 143
Newman, Judge Thomas W., p. 604, 607, portrait on page 605

O

Ohrt, Judge Hermann C., p.  444
Orchard, Anderson, p. 494
Orm, George,  p.  420
Orndorff, William, p. 306-307
Ostrander, Jason A., p. 594, 597
Otten, J., p. 411-412  

P

Parkes, John S., p. 257-258
Parkes, Richard, p. 413-414  
Parsons, Christopher B., p. 500-501
Parsons, Franklin T. 345
Parsons, Taylor Lougee, p. 300-301
Patterson, Charles T., p. 261
Patterson, George W., p. 401-402
Peabody, Samuel, p. 317
Peck, Matthew L., p. 361-362
Peckham, R. M., p. 479-480
Peel, Thomas, p. 358-359
Penney, Hon. John Scott, p. 391-392
Pennington, Benedict C., p. 609-610 

Perkins, Charles Elliott 355
Perkins, Maj. Albert A., p. 608-609
Pettit, John B., p. 602

Phelps, Hon. Charles Henry, p. 573-574
Phillips, Milo W., p. 611-612
Pierce, Franklin 71
Pietzsch, Herman, p. 532-533

Pilger, Jacob, p. 529

Pilling, Abraham H., p. 522-523

Polk, James K. 59
Pool, R. D., p. 482-483

Poor, Cornelius L., p. 592

Portlock, D. L., p. 408, 411, photo of residence and farm on p. 410  

Potter, Thomas J., p. 235-239, portrait on page 234
Power, Lewis B., p. 529-531
Prickett, Elias, p. 489-490
Purcell, Richard, p. 588
Purdy, Hiram, p. 481-482

R

Raab, R. M. & Bro., p. 504, 507; portrait on page 505
Ramp, Joseph B., p. 474, 477  
Rand, Charles W., p. 434, 437
Rand, Elbridge D., p. 197-200, portrait on page 196
Randall, William H., M. D., p. 405-406  
Randall, George, p. 508
Rankin, Archibald, p. 499-500
Rankin, D. C., p. 472  
Rankin, Thomas R., p. 472-473  
Redfearn, Isaac, p. 444, 447
Remey, William B., p. 642-643
Reynolds, James H., p. 507-508
Rice, Abram, p. 477  
Richter, Adolph H., p. 523
Riepe, John H., p. 473-474  
Riggs, Stephen, p. 442-443
Ripley, Hon. John, p. 480-481
Ripley, Isaac Newton, p. 301-302 

Ritchey, Robert, p. 357-358
Ritchey, Thomas, p. 311-312
Ritner, Henry A., p. 463-464
Roads, Absalom R., p. 341-342
Robertson, Judge George, p. 378-380
Robinson, Asa, p. 380
Robinson, Moses W., p. 378
Robinson, Robert, p. 387-388  

Robinson, Robert W., p. 453
Rockhold, George W., p. 398-399

Rorer, Hon. David, p. 646, 649-650, portrait on page 647
Russell, Simeon, p. 372, 375

S

Safley, Robert, p. 406-407  
Salter, William, D. D., p. 375-376, portrait on p. 374

Schaefer, Martin, p. 398
Schenk, George W., p. 628-629 

Schlampp, John, p. 441-442
Schlapp, August L., p. 400
Schmeiser, Jacob, Rev., p. 302, 305. Picture of residence on page 303
Schmitt, Peter, p. 490-492
Scholes, George W., p. 448-449
Scholes, Thomas C., p. 315-316, portrait on p. 314 

Scholl, John L., p. 610 
Schroder, Philip, p. 310-311
Scott, George R., p. 447-448
Seamans, Benjamin B., p. 286-287
Seeds, Harvey, p. 277-278
Seeds, Lewis B., p. 265-266
Segner, E. G., p. 656, 659
Seymour, Henry C., p. 318-319
Seymour, Hon. Wolcott, p. 561-562
Sharp, John, p. 537-538, portrait on p. 536
Shelby, William H. H., p. 458-459
Shepherd, Benjamin W., p. 171-172
Sherfey, John M., p. 557-558, portrait on p. 556
Sherfey, Solomon, p. 624, 627, portrait on p. 625 

Sherman, B. R. 151
Simpson, Marcus, p. 184
Skinner, Richard Stephen, p. 169-170
Slingluff, Christian J., p. 210-211
Slingluff, John W., p. 203-204
Slingluff, Julius F., p. 210
Smith, A. J., p. 437-439, portrait on page 436, portrait of Mrs. A. J. Smith also on p. 436
Smith, Capt. J. Allison, p. 552-554
Smith, C. Whit, p. 360-361
Smith, Charles W., p. 167-168
Smith, Frederick A., p. 203
Smith, Frederick N., p. 262-263
Smith, Iowa J., p. 182
Smith, James H., p. 172-174
Smith, Maj. Jerry, Jr., p. 182-182
Smith, Peter, p. 174-175
Smith, Samuel, p. 183-184
Smither, James W., p. 184, 187
Smyth, P. Henry, p. 527-528
Snyder, Andrew, p. 437
Sommerville, William M., p. 299-300
Sowden, Charles, p. 288-289
Spatch, James J., p. 270

Sperry, John M., p. 251-252
Sponholtz, Charles, p. 301

Stahl, B. F., p. 220-221

Starker, Charles, p. 221-222
Starr, Hon. Henry W., p 245-246
Steinmetz, William C., p. 252, 255
Stewart, Oscar E., p. 589-590
Stewart, Robert, p. 490 
Stewart, W. H., p. 588-589 
Steyh, William, p. 538
Stone, W. M. 131
Storer, John, p. 542-543
Storks, John W., p. 531-532
Strickland, Alanson R., p. 289-290
Sunderland, John, p. 554, 557
Sutphen, Charles H., p. 296-297
Swank, Wesley, p. 326-327
Sweny, George, p. 239-240

T

Talbott, John W., p. 399-400
Tappert, Otto F., p. 500
Taylor, James, p. 493-494
Taylor, John S., p. 520 
Taylor, Zachary 63
Thomas, John L., p. 630, 634, portrait on page 631  
Thompson, William H., p. 492
Tomes, Reuben, p. 581-582
Tomlinson, J. A., p. 431
Tomlinson, J. A., p. 628 
Tracy, George S., p.  470
Tracy, Hon. Joshua, p. 342, 345, portrait on page 343
Tracy, Samuel K., p. 599
Troxel, John, p. 312, 315 

Troxel, Joseph Jr., p. 232-233
Trulock, Thomas J., p. 248-249
Trumbull, Rev. Charles DeWitt, p. 574, 577 
Turner, George W., p. 209-210
Turner, William, p. 563-564

Twiford, Archibald Smith, p. 191-192
Tyler, John 55

V

Van Buren, Martin 47
Vannice, William S., p. 193-194
Vanosdal, John W., p. 212-213
Vinton, O. K., p. 170-171
Vogt, Frederick, p. 202-203

W

Wachsmuth, Charles, p. 208-209
Wadleigh, Samuel, p. 192-193
Wagner, Nicholas, p. 271-172
Waite, John, p. 594
Walker, Charles, p. 477-478, portrait on p. 476
Walker, E. S., p. 280-281  
Walker, Francis A., p. 272
Ward, Capt. John D. 308
Ware, James E., p. 281  
Ware, Joseph P., p. 279  
Ware, William, p. 281-282  
Ware, William O., p. 272-273
Washburn, Fred P., p. 331-332  
Washington, George 19
Watson, Alexander, p. 396
Watson, James, p. 307
Webster, Milo B., p. 548-549
Weinrich, Herman, p. 548
Weis, Charles, p. 520 
West, Joel, p. 627-628
Whipple, George, p. 652-654
Whitaker, James, p. 673-674
White, Maj. Wallace, p. 623-624
Whitford, William M., p. 665-666
Wilbourne, Joseph, p. 633  
Wilcox, Hon. Franklin, p. 668-669
Williams, Hon. J. Wilson 569
Willner, Charles, p. 571-572
Wilson, James, p. 571
Winter, Daniel, p. 640-641
Winzer, Charles, p. 607
Wolfe, Charles C., p. 607-608
Woodward, Erastus 362
Worthington, Joseph W., p. 629-630  
Wright, J. A., M. D. 614
Wright, John, p. 602-603
Wykert, Theodore, p. 680-681
Wykert, Thomas A., p. 341

Y

Yohe, A. S., p. 494-495
Yohe, Isaac J., p. 388-389
Young, N. S., p. 597-598, portrait on p. 596

Z

Zimmerman, Herman, p. 397-398
Zimmermann, John, p. 397